L Frank Baum's film of his fairy tale "The Patchwork Girl of Oz"
Violet MacMillan...Ojo, a Munchkin Boy
Frank Moore...Unc Nunkie, Ojo's Guardian
Raymond Russell...Dr. Pipt, the Crooked Magician
Leontine Dranet...Margolotte, his wife, who makes the Patchwork Girl
Bobbie Gould...Jesseva, his daughter, betrothed to Danx
Marie Wayne...Jinjur, a Maid in the Emerald City
Richard Rosson...Danx, a Noble Munchkin (as Dick Rosson)
Frank Bristol...The Soldier with the Green Whiskers (Omby Amby)
Fred Woodward...The Woozy, a Quaintness / The Zoop, A Mystery / Mewel, who is Everybody's Friend
Todd Wright...The Wizard of Oz
Bert Glennon...The Scarecrow (as Herbert Glennon)
Hal Roach...The Cowardly Lion / Tottenhot (as Al Roach)
Andy Anderson...The Hungry Tiger
Jessie May Walsh...Ozma of Oz, the Ruler of the Emerald City
William Cook...The Royal Chamberlain
Director:J Farrell MacDonald Producer:The Oz Film Manufacturing Co Production Company:The Oz Film Manufacturing Co Audio/Visual:silent, Black and White Language:English Keywords:Oz; Wizard of Oz; L Frank Baum Contact Information:http://video-cellar.blogspot.com/
Reviewer:Dr M -
June 16, 2010 Subject:
I'm really greatful to the poster for allowing us to see this film. I've wanted to see it for a long time, so it was a thrill to finally be able to enjoy it. However, as noted, the picture quality leaves a lot to be desired. If anyone can post this wonderful movie again in a more watchable form, I'm sure there would be a lot of greatful people out there, me included.
December 17, 2008 Subject:
Awful video compression artifacts
Whatever entertainment to be had from the film is demolished by the hugely artifacted video compression. The size of the file is no indicator of the quality in this instance. It looks horrible. I downloaded the .ogv.
Concerning the previous reviewer's comments about the music: I agree it's inappropriate. It consists of haphazardly-chosen NUTCRACKER excerpts for the most part, if memory serves. However, I don't think it's a synthesized orchestra. The audio compression is also bad, so that the squashing of the sound makes it flange/phase horribly, giving it an electronic edge.
December 14, 2008 Subject:
The music which has been added is both cheap, nasty and annoying, but the movie itself is a minor classic from 1914. Worth a watch, perhaps with Bach's organ music in the background instead of this synth-orchestra rubbish.